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Old 9th Mar 2014, 16:10
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The Ancient Geek
 
Join Date: May 2010
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Age: 74
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How close is the 772 to coffin corner at FL350 ?
An autopilot can disconnect for any number of trivial reasons and a hamfisted attempt to regain manual control at altitude could possibly lead to loss of control and/or confusion as per AF447.
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